Q&A: ADHD and Assessment, Placement, Services, and Programs

by Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D.

Read other parents' questions about assessments, services, placements, and programs for kids with ADHD.

Read other parents' questions about assessments, services, placements, and programs for kids with ADHD.

1. How do we figure out if my eight-year-old has ADD, ADHD, or OCD? How do we get her help with math that she will understand?
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2. This is such a horror story that has left us with seven different educational placements. Please help us.
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3. I am having so much trouble getting help for my seventh-grade son with ADHD. What can I do?
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4. My daughter has ADHD and takes medication for it while in school. She just started eighth grade for the second time. Last year she failed everything but science and gym. I don't know what to do.
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5. My 14-year-old son has never been a great student. I want my son to be evaluated but he won't cooperate. I am at a real loss as to what to do next.
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6. My husband and son both have ADHD. What can I do to help them?
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7. My 16-year-old son, who has ADD and Tourette Syndrome, has struggled along in school with minimal help. This year he is failing two subjects. How do I deal with this?
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8. My 12-year-old, who was diagnosed with ADD in third grade, is having a terrible time in junior high. What can I do besides homeschooling her?
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9. How can we best educate our son with disabilities? Should we enroll him in a public school system with a terrible reputation or apply to private schools?
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10. Which kind of summer camp would you recommend for my son who has ADHD?
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